published Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Early reports state tornado touched down in Whitfield County

The National Weather Service (NWS) out of Peachtree City, GA reports a EF-1 tornado hit in Whitfield County Monday.

The tornado was 50-yards-wide when it touched down 5-miles east of Cohutta and then headed northeast collapsing a chicken coop killing 16-thousand chickens.

The tornado also destroyed a farm structure. It then headed further northeast and grew wider to 100-yards where it snapped some trees and crossed into Tennessee.

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